Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by GrayHair, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. GrayHair

    GrayHair Guest

    >> A shepherd was tending his flock in a remote pasture
    >> when suddenly a brand-new Jeep Cherokee appeared out
    >> of a dust cloud, advanced toward him and stopped.
    >> The driver, a 20-year-old young man wearing a Brioni
    >> suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and a YSL tie,
    >> leaned out of the window and asked the shepherd, "If I
    >> can tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your
    >> flock, will you give me one?"
    >> The shepherd looked at the young guy, then at his
    >> peacefully grazing flock, and calmly answered, "Sure."
    >> The young man parked his car, whipped out his notebook
    >> computer, connected it to a cell phone, surfed to a
    >> NASA page on the Internet where he called up a GPS
    >> satellite navigation system, scanned the area, then
    >> opened up a database and some Excel spreadsheets with
    >> complex formulas. He finally printed out a 150-page
    >> report on his hi-tech(?) turned around to our shepherd
    >> and said, "You have here exactly 1,586 sheep!"
    >> "Amazing! That's correct! Like I agreed, you can take
    >> one of my sheep," said the shepherd
    >> He watched the young guy make a selection and bundle
    >> it into his Cherokee.
    >> When he was finished the shepherd said, "If I can tell
    >> you exactly what your political persuasion is, where
    >> you're from and who you work for, will you give me my
    >> sheep back?"
    >> "Okay, why not," answered the young man."You're a
    >> Democrat from Palm Beach and you're working for Jesse
    >> Jackson," said the shepherd.
    >> "That's correct," said the young man. "How did you
    >> guess that?"
    >> "Easy," answered the shepherd. "Nobody called you, but
    >> you showed up here anyway. You want to be paid for the
    >> solution to a question I already knew the answer to.
    >> And, you don't know squat about my business because
    >> you just took my dog.

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